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Investigation: Chicago Ignored Dozens of Warnings of Migrant Shelter Conditions Before Child’s Death

Despite warnings, numerous hospitalizations and dozens of reports, Chicago officials continuously funneled thousands of migrants into an industrial warehouse that was never meant to house people.
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Oak Park Volunteers Search For Housing Solutions Amid Migrant Crisis

Chicago shelters house over 15,000 migrants. With eviction notices incoming, Oak Park and local volunteers are looking for solutions.
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Where to Find Free, or Low-Cost Mental Health Support in Chicago

Borderless compiled a list of organizations across the Chicagoland area that provide free or low-cost mental health support.

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Mauricio Peña/Borderless MagazineHealthImmigration PolicyInvestigationTop StoriesTrending

Investigation: Chicago Ignored Dozens of Warnings of Migrant Shelter Conditions Before Child’s Death

Despite warnings, numerous hospitalizations and dozens of reports, Chicago officials continuously funneled thousands of migrants into an industrial warehouse that was never meant to house people.
Illustration by Mike Centeno for Borderless MagazineHealthImmigration PolicyResourcesTop StoriesTrending

Where to Find Free, or Low-Cost Mental Health Support in Chicago

Borderless compiled a list of organizations across the Chicagoland area that provide free or low-cost mental health support.
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Behind the scenes of “After the Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis”

Why we worked on these stories, how our collaboration with Block Club Chicago came together and what we learned.
Illustration by Mike Centeno for Borderless MagazineHealthImmigration PolicyResourcesTop StoriesTrending

Where to Find Free, or Low-Cost Mental Health Support in Chicago

Borderless compiled a list of organizations across the Chicagoland area that provide free or low-cost mental health support.
Samantha Friend Cabrera for Borderless MagazineHealthImmigration PolicyOrganizingStaff pickTop StoriesTrending

Oak Park Volunteers Search For Housing Solutions Amid Migrant Crisis

Chicago shelters house over 15,000 migrants. With eviction notices incoming, Oak Park and local volunteers are looking for solutions.
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Chicago Aldermen Push For Accountability Amid Complaints of Mistreatment at Migrant Shelters

Aldermen called for a more transparent grievance process and accountability measures for Favorite Healthcare Staffing to ensure better treatment of migrants at shelters.
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How to Help Migrants Coming to Chicago

Where to donate food, clothing, money and more to help migrants arriving in Chicago from Texas and other southern states.
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Where To Find Free or Cheap Winter Coats In Chicago

From coat drives to free stores to resale shops, here are places to get free or low-cost coats and jackets this winter in the Chicago area.
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Where to get free food by neighborhood in Chicago

Here are a few food pantries where you can receive groceries or a hot meal in each of Chicago’s 77 community areas.
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After The Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis

Block Club Chicago and Borderless Magazine followed 10 of the thousands of Venezuelan migrants sent to Chicago as part of Texas Gov. Abbott’s political stunt this year.
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A Young Venezuelan Had Never Heard Of Chicago. Now, He’s Starting A Life Here.

Jhopsef Stiven spent years hopping countries in search of a better life. He's one of thousands of migrants starting over in Chicago with no family or knowledge of the city.
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Young Venezuelan Struggles To Build A Life And Pay Off Debt Of His Journey To America

Maikel Jose Tineo was hopeful about his new life in Chicago. But since he’s arrived, he's been stiffed by a job and watched his friend rushed to the emergency room. Now, he’s wondering if he should stay.

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West Chicago is Cleaning Up the Last of its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed to Radiation Say ‘It’s Not Over’

A local factory was once the largest producer of thorium in the world. This fall, the “radioactive capital of the Midwest” is doing one last cleanup.
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This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.
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Reclaiming the Sacrifice Zone

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